Marjoram has a similar but gentler flavor to oregano. This herb is delicious with fish sauces, salads, Italian, and Greek dishes. It is also good with eggs, cheese and mushroom dishes and some hearty vegetables.
Marjoram or Oregano? There is a lot of confusion between these two herbs because they both belong to the Origanum genus. The reason for this confusion is that all marjorams are oregano, but not all oreganos as marjoram. They are both also very similar in appearance. Both herbs have woody stems and grow to a height about 2 feet tall. Marjoram leaves tend to have a sweeter and milder flavor when compared to oregano leaves. It is best to add these towards the end of your cooking to preserve the flavor.
Do they taste the same? The flavor of oregano is often described as having both floral and earthy characteristics. It is also tends to add a more pungent flavor to your dishes. Marjoram’s flavor is more refined. It has a lighter flavor with stronger floral notes and without the earthiness of oregano. They can be substituted for each other. If the recipe calls for oregano you will need to use slightly more marjoram to obtain the same strong flavor.
Make sure to store in a cool, dry, dark location and in an air-tight storage container for best freshness. All of our spices and herbs are shipped to you in food grade bags or air tight pails and containers to help maintain freshness.
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail